Morning Fizz

"Where the Action Is."

Tuesday Edition: Misappropriated money; Kemper Freeman is losing; a $5 million grant; and more.

07/12/2011 By Morning Fizz

The C is for Crank

Don't Kill Retail Permanently Over a Temporary Recession

Mayor Mike McGinn's proposal to allow ground-level housing in commercial zones is short-sighted and could cause long-term damage.

07/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Afternoon Jolt: Density in Roosevelt

The day's winners and losers.

07/06/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

As Has Been Widely Predicted

Morning Fizz: Inslee for governor, Inslee against gays?, Bobby Forch on police accountability, and allowing more density.

06/24/2011 By Morning Fizz

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Council President Conlin: Go Slow on Roosevelt Upzone

Council president Conlin says: Go slow on upzoning the area around the Roosevelt light rail station. Image via CityTank.

06/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


How Much Density is Too Much for Roosevelt?

The zoning around the planned Roosevelt light-rail station in Northeast Seattle has garnered an unusual amount of attention lately, as city leaders, neighborhood activists, and transit advocates have all weighed in on the question that inevitably arises e

06/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle: One of the "Most Convenient" Cities in the Nation? ranks Seattle one of the nation's most "convenient" cities.

06/20/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Sightline: Crosscut's Flawed Take on Families in Seattle

Sightline takes down a flawed piece in Crosscut arguing that Seattle is losing kids to density.

06/09/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Weekend Numbers

Monday Edition: weekend protests; weekend sunshine; higher ed; higher density.

06/06/2011 By Morning Fizz


Roosevelt Rail Station: The Politics of Upzoning

Weigh in on a design for the Roosevelt light-rail station that some have compared to an airport concourse.

05/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Tim Burgess: Most Subsidized Housing Is In Central City

Contrary to concerns expressed by residents last night, the majority of subsidized housing in the city isn't in Southeast Seattle; it's downtown.

05/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Council Limits Pioneer Square Height Increases

An amendment proposed by city council member Nick Licata to limit height increases in Pioneer Square (some on the council wanted to increase heights to as much as 150 feet in some areas; Licata's proposal capped heights at 120 feet) passed with a surprisi

04/25/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


Don't Cave to Pressure for Extra Height in Pioneer Square

Responding to the opinion piece we ran yesterday supporting taller buildings in Pioneer Square, Moon argues that he city council should stick with the height limits instead of caving to last-minute lobbying from the business community.

04/19/2011 By Cary Moon

City Hall

Anti-Growth Activists Get It Wrong on Job Density

Two anti-growth activists argue against a different kind of density—job density. But moving jobs to the suburbs is not the "green" solution they claim it is.

07/08/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Intern Hazing at PubliCola

03/25/2010 By Camden Swita